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(adlib toss) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: the forecast is going to be wet and likely a bit snowy today, but it all depends on where you are in iowa. we are in for a cloudy and gloomy day with highs climbing into the mid 40s following our mild morning. rain will be moving through iowa during the morning hours and into the afternoon, but a cold front following the back side of this rain in western iowa will try and turn that rain into snow. we will likely see a rain/snow mix to some snow showers mainly in western to central iowa during the afternoon with about 1 to 2" possible mainly in western iowa, but some snow could fall in des moines. we will be dry this evening but falling very cold and windy with lows falling to the 20s and near 30 here in the metro. thursday there is still a small chance for a few flurries and snow showers, but accumulations would be very minimal and likely limited to grassy areas. rain returns
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evening lasting into saturday. we are now looking fairly cold to end the weekend with a significant snow possible leading into early next week. temperatures should fall cold and closer to average during the remainder of next week. sabrina: let's get into the top five this morning.... sabrina: a wild scene near the drake campus tuesday, where cops say a drunk driver rammed into cars along carpenter and forest avenues. this is the moment when the guy's minivan finally hits a power pole and the whole things comes to an end. at least eight cars were hit, but no one was hurt. sabrina: in the number two spot this morning... sabrina: the family of sam kemp continues their search for answers in his death. mothers against violence joined kemp's family last night
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courthouse. they are calling on the police for answers in how the des moines teen ended up dead in a pond near granger last week. they are asking for a second autopsy to be done. sabrina: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... sabrina: army sergeant bowe bergdahl spent tuesday in court, as he faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. bergdahl was captured and held by the taliban until a prisoner exchange orchestrated by president obama last year. the army has debated what to do, whether he shoukd get jail time or a court martial for walking awa from his post. another hearing is scheduled for january. sabrina: number four... sabrina: the search for more than 70 people continues in china, where a massive landslide sunday trapped them beneath a pile of construction waste and other debris. overnight, rescue workers pulled out a young man who had been trapped beneath the rubble for 60 hours. so far only one casualty has been reported. sabrina: and finally in the top five... sabrina: record setting december rains turned the
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metro. but while the flood waters may be receding, a section of george flagg parkway, some local parks and trails remain closed due to flooding. that includes gray's lake park and the principal riverwalk. as well as the simon estes amphitheater. walnut creek park has reopened. sabrina:: in spencer, the high school wrestling team there is still dealing with a teammate who tragically passed away last weekend. austin roberts collapsed during a wrestling tournament and died at a hospital. some of austin's teammates took time to share their memories and to celebrate a young man who they describe as their brother. coaches say it hasn't been easy for the boys emotionally, but they're depending on one another to help get through it. sabrina: seniors from spencer high's wrestling team said austin roberts knew how to use his size to his advantage on the wrestling mat, but at the end of the day was a giant teddy bear with an enormous heart. local 5's bria bell has more. "a lot of little kids and middle school kids looked up to him," said hurst. "he was kind of the
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"he would stick out in a crowd that's for sure...big guy. everybody else said that he was really nice, but that's because they meant it. he was probably the nicest guy i've ever known," said bartley. austin roberts was a 220 pound, two-sport athlete for spencer high school in iowa, lettering in both football and wrestling. on saturday he collapsed during a wrestling tournament and died at spencer hospital of natural causes. friends, teammates and coaches say that austin was one of a kind...a person that anyone could depend on and was growing up to be a special young man. "he was always next to me in the room...next to me at the meets," said hill-anderson. "you could call him for just wanting to hang out to my car is broke, come help me," said mclaury. "it was pretty neat to see the growth that he had within just the few years that we had him. it was pretty neat to see and we're going to miss that," said pratt. spencer's wrestling team say that they will remember him for the good guy that he was and how he was able to bring positive energy to the team. "he was a good man," said bartley. "he was such a teddy bear on the inside," said hurst. "he was like the spark
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us all to come together and really work together as a unit," said nissen. sabrina: the pizza hut in spencer is donating 20 percent of it's proceeds to the roberts family. a go fund me page has been created in austin's honor to help his family pay for funeral arrangements. a link to that can be found on our website at we are iowa dot com. sabrina: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: the forecast is going to be wet and likely a bit snowy today, but it all depends on where you are in iowa. we are in for a cloudy and gloomy day with highs climbing into the mid 40s following our mild morning. rain will be moving through iowa during the morning hours and into the afternoon, but a cold front following the back side of this rain in western iowa will try and turn that rain into snow. we will likely see a rain/snow mix to some snow showers mainly in western to central iowa during the afternoon with about 1 to 2" possible
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but some snow could fall in des moines. we will be dry this evening but falling very cold and windy with lows falling to the 20s and near 30 here in the metro. thursday there is still a small chance for a few flurries and snow showers, but accumulations would be very minimal and likely limited to grassy areas. rain returns late on christmas evening lasting into saturday. we are now looking fairly cold to end the weekend with a significant snow possible leading into early next week. temperatures should fall cold and closer to average during the remainder of next week. sabrina: a call to drop
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moines water works has filed against three iowa counties. the department is suing sac, calhoun, and buena vista counties over high nitrate levels in iowa rivers. it says that farm run off there is affecting the drinking water coming from the des moines and raccoon rivers. lawyers say 8 of the 10 counts should be dropped, because the drainage districts dont have authority over private land owners. sabrina at ((time check)) we'll take a short break, but have lots more good morning iowa still ahead... coming up, we'll talk about some generous gestures, sure to get you in the holiday spirit! sabrina: but first...for those traveling into polk county...be safe this morning... the sheriff's office has automated traffic enforcement vehicles at two locations.... one at the ...five-thousand block of northeast 22nd street... and a second at the ...ten- thousand six- hundred block of northeast 70th avenue in mitchellville. so take care on the roads today...
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let's also get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at valley west... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues
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meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." sabrina: with winter weather comes great beauty -- and occasionally, something a little weird. like this rotating circle of ice on minnesota's
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long lake. the ice disc forms as flowing water creates an eddy where ice is forming. according to a climatologist, the water that is moving faster doesn't freeze, so you end up with a big pancake of ice moving slowly around in a circle. sabrina: (anchor toss to wx) sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: the forecast is going to be wet and likely a bit snowy today, but it all depends on where you are in iowa. we are in for a cloudy and gloomy day with highs climbing into the mid 40s following our mild morning. rain will be moving through iowa during the morning hours and into the afternoon, but a cold front following the back side of this rain in western iowa will try and turn that rain into snow. we will likely see a rain/snow mix to some snow showers mainly in western to central iowa during the afternoon with about 1 to 2" possible mainly in western iowa, but some snow could fall in des moines. we will be dry this evening but falling very cold and windy with lows falling to the 20s and near 30
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thursday there is still a small chance for a few flurries and snow showers, but accumulations would be very minimal and likely limited to grassy areas. rain returns late on christmas evening lasting into saturday. we are now looking fairly cold to end the weekend with a significant snow possible leading into early next week. temperatures should fall cold and closer to average during the remainder of next week. sabrina: the holidays tend to be a time
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the best in everyone, generosity... the salvation army was the recipient of some of that generous nature....after someone left south african gold in one of their the coin is worth thousand dropped into a hy-vee on valley west drive. " ""major jim beadrsly/salvation army immedatly we jumped our goal today by 1000 dollars we were hoping to hit a certian number for today and this put us over the goal so we're happy sabrina: the salvation army has a goal of raising one point one million dollars this season. so far they are at 64 percent of that goal. sabrina: in sioux city, an
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brighten the holidays for several families... the donor gave our sister station, kcau-tv, three thousand dollars, with a simple idea....hand it out to those in need. well, folks from the station drove around with the woodbury county sheriff's deputies handing out envelopes with twoo hundred dollars in cash each. the reactions to the gift were priceless. woman says, " greatful, very greatful. we have four kids here and jeez, this is wonerful, guys, thank you." young mom says, "we've been struggling with bills and having to see if we're going to have enough to buy presents for each one of them, so it's a really big blessing." sabrina: an as part of the deal, the secret santa's identity will not be released. he just said he had a great year at work and wanted to help people. sabrina: we want to know what you're doing to give back this holiday season. so be sure to show us by sharing a photo on facebook and twitter. sabrina
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ahead...but first here's abc's reena ninan and kendis gibson with tech bytes. techbytes: in today's tech bytes... google teaming up with ford. online reports claim that the two companies have in today's "techbytes," google teaming up with ford. >> online reports claim that the two companies have been in talks with the goal of creating a new self-driving car. a deal could be announced as early as next month. >> just in time for the holidays, several new family friendly game titles rolling out for google chromecast, including angry birds, friend, driver speed boat paradise and hasbro's monopoly here and now. there's also yahtzee blitz. >> they are available for download at the chromecast apps store. the robotic reindeer are the work of boston dynamics. >> note it takes three to pull
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experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green the forecast is going to be wet and likely a bit snowy today, but it all depends on where you are in iowa. we are in for a cloudy and gloomy day with highs climbing into the mid 40s following our mild morning. rain will be moving through iowa during the morning hours and into the
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back side of this rain in western iowa will try and turn that rain into snow. we will likely see a rain/snow mix to some snow showers mainly in western to central iowa during the afternoon with about 1 to 2" possible but some snow could will be dry this evening but falling
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with lows falling to the 20s and near 30 here in the metro. thursday there is still a small chance for a few flurries and snow showers, but accumulations would be very minimal and likely limited to grassy areas. rain returns late on christmas evening lasting into saturday. we are now looking fairly cold to end the weekend with a significant snow possible leading into early next week. temperatures should fall cold and closer to average during the remainder of next week. sam toss back. sabrina: in take a look at
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sabrina: sabrina: a truck hauling 26-hundred piglets from north carolina to iowa hit a bit of a snag tuesday... the vehicle overturned, spilling hundreds of the little piggies onto the highway and blocking traffic it took two hours to get the truck upright, and to round up all the pork. animal control had to be called in to give law enforcement a hand in procuring all the pigs. all: (reax) sabrina well time now
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well time now for another short break... but when we come back... learning about different cultures in school is essential for students. and one metro teacher is getting help from local 5's "one classroom at a time" grant. "you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we
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sabrina: in one classroom at a time, bankers trust and local 5 are excited to give a thousand dollar grant to a teacher who's trying to help his students learn a lesson that many adults struggle with... diversity and acceptance. he hopes to do that with the help of real people instead of just books. local five's stephanie angleson has the story. "i want to congratulate you. because you are the winner of this month's one classroom at a time grant sponsored by local 5 and bankers trust. so you can all clap... if you'd like to make some noise. chris covington teaches social studies at metro west learning academy. and a quick look around tells you this isn't your average school.. there are snakes....and other animals...even a dog...all here to help these students work through some of life's challenges. try to teach critical thinking skills...diverse thinking, and trying to just think outside the box. accepting people. i try to do a lot with diversity and that kind of thing..tolerance. tolerance...it's not an
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that a local non-profit called cultureall could help. they're well known for educating iowans about different cultures. with cultureall ... we have students working on various different things...soif someone's learning about the holocaust, we could have a holocaust surivor come in and talk about it, or a native americans, anything just like that, and just have them come in and kind of give them first hand knowledge about that. at metro west, it's a student centered program. that means they get to pick out projects that interest them. couple that with the guidance of their teachers and the real life perspective of someone who's lived it...you have a lesson with tremendous impact. chris covington knows that can translate into better grades, and a stonger chance at graduation. but he hopes for something a little more long term.... and perhaps, more meaningful. that they can become good citizens..that's my goal.... sabrina:
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some extra money for a you could use some extra money for a special project at your school, visit our website we are iowa dot com and apply for a 20-16 "one classroom at a time" grant. sabrina: we want to tell you about a programming change coming up on christmas day... on friday, good morning iowa, the midday show, and local five news at five and six, will not air. instead, here is a news at five and six, will not air. instead, here is a look at the line up of shows that we will be showing on christmas day here on local five... sabrina time for another break., coming up.. sam's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... but first... time for a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at euclid... [current conditions] good morning iowa returns after this. "you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most
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iowa starts now " sabrina: thanks for joining us on your [day of week] morning, i'm sabrina ahmed. elias: and i'm elias johnson... elias: weather is always first on good morning iowa... in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... meteorologist sam schreier. sam: (adlib toss) sam weather adlib: the forecast is going to be wet and likely a bit snowy today, but it all depends on where you are in iowa. we are in for a cloudy and gloomy day with highs climbing into the mid 40s following our mild morning. rain will be moving through iowa during the morning hours and into the afternoon, but a cold front following the back side of this rain in western iowa will try and turn that rain into snow. we will likely see a rain/snow mix to some snow showers mainly in western to
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the afternoon with about 1 to 2" possible mainly in western iowa, but some snow could fall in des moines. we evening but falling very cold and windy with lows falling to the 20s and near 30 here in the metro. thursday there is still few flurries and snow showers, but accumulations would be very minimal and likely limited to grassy late on christmas saturday. we are now looking fairly cold to significant snow possible leading into early next week. temperatures should fall cold and closer to average during the remainder of next week. sabrina: calls for answers in last week's death of a des moines teen... sabrina: the investigation continues as the family of sam kemp calls for answers.. kemp was found last weekn in a pond between granger and grimes after going missing. kemp was at a party in granger and ran off when police came. one autopsy has been done, but the family is asking for
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more answers from police. last night, mothers against violence joined the family outside the polk county courthouse to raise the issue. "we want answers we don't know why he ended up in that pond we have not gotten answers on why he's in there what even could lead to the reason he wain there no answers the dept has not even called us to give us updates " sabrina: a toxicology test was done on sam kemp, but the results have yet to come back. stay with local 5 for the latest in kemp's death. sabrina: a wild scene near the drake campus tuesday -- cops say an out of control drunk driver rammed into at least eight cars.. the guy left a fast food restaurant and started weaving through traffic along carpenter and forest avenues. this is the moment when the guy's minivan finally hits a power pole and the whole things comes to an end. police took away the man on a gurney after he crashed his car into a pole. gurney after he crashed his car into a pole. they say the man was giggling as they took him away. sabrina: the iowa lottery is back in the spotlight after
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with a winning ticket. a des moines man is facing criminal charges , accused of being too young to buy a ticket, and then lying about it. twenty-year-old jobie boals- watters won a $100-thousand dollar prize in july, and claimed a co-worker bought him the ticket. after getting a tip, the lottery found that the convenience store sold it to boals-watters, and they are now trying to get his prize money back. mary neubauer, iowa lottery spokesperson: "there wasn't anything wrong on the face of it, from that situation, so long as the facts back up what occurred. in this case, in fact, the facts didn't back up the story that we were presented with so penalties would apply." sabrina: it's illegal to play the lottery in iowa until you're 21. super quick will appeal its one week suspension. the owner tells us it's too big of a source of income to give up without a fight. sabrina: over to politics...that preview of a general election matchup between donald trump and hillary clinton continues this morning. the billionaire went on a twitter rant to explain what he really meant
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derogatory term while attacking clinton. abc's kenneth moton has the latest. " script: (kenneth standup open) no surprise...donald trump is not backing down....he says the "dishonest", "main stream media" has it wrong. (pkg) donald trump fired back at the media overnight for his use of a vulgar term to describe hillary clinton's 2008 loss. sot trump she was favored to win and she got schlonged (beep) she lost, i mean she lost. that bleeped word refers to the male anatomy...on urban dictionary, it's described as a sexually degrading act. sot clinton that's why it's important to stand up to bullies wherever they are clinton didn't respond directly to trump during her iowa rally. but bernie sanders did. sot sanders donald trump is very upset. it's very hard for him to deal with - i don't know what his relationship with women has been in his life - but he has discovered that women go to the bathroom." sanders...making light of trump's attack on clinton after her bathroom break during the abc news democratic debate. it's not the first time trump's comments have insulted women...his
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news host meghan kelly and gop rival carly fiorina made headlines earlier this year. (kenneth standup close) the latest national poll has trump still at the top with 28 percent of gop voters. but quinnipiac university says 6 in 10 women voters say they would be embarrassed to have trump as their commander in chief. kenneth moton, abc news washington. " sabrina: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: the forecast is going to be wet and likely a bit snowy today, but it all depends on where you are in iowa. we are in for a cloudy and gloomy day with highs climbing into the mid 40s following our mild morning. rain will be moving through iowa during the morning hours and into the afternoon, but a cold front following the back side of this rain in western iowa will try and turn that rain into snow. we will likely see a rain/snow mix to some snow showers mainly in western to central iowa during
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mainly in western iowa, but some snow could fall in des moines. we will be dry this evening but falling very cold and windy with lows falling to the 20s and near 30 here in the metro. thursday there is still a small chance for a few flurries and snow showers, but accumulations would be very minimal and likely limited to grassy areas. rain returns late on christmas evening lasting into saturday. we are now looking fairly cold to end the weekend with a significant snow possible leading into early next week. temperatures should fall cold and closer to average during the remainder of next week.
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after two recent devastating cases of vandalism -- investigators in fort dodge say they've caught someone. daniel swick is charged with two counts of first degree criminal mischief and two counts of third degree burglary. in this surveillance video from december 15th, police say you see swick trying to steal a motorcycle, then setting off a fire extinguisher inside little joe's computer store. investigators say swick did the same thing inside the webster county court house. "mostly a big hassle, we had to hire service master to clean literally everything from top to bottom, 2 days with 24 people, that bill is an estimate of 52,000 to clean the building"" sabrina: the courthouse has reopened
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computer is hoping to reopen by late january. sabrina at ((time check)) we'll take a short break here on good morning iowa... coming up, a special holiday reunion for a man and his dog. sabrina: but before we go...as you get ready to start your day...be safe out on the roads.... des moines police will have mobile radar set up at three locations... one at the ....44- hundred block of south union - north bound a second at the....41-hundred block of ingersoll - east bound and a third at the 26-hundred block of high - west bound so use caution while driving.. sabrina while we're at it... a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at mlk... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues after this!
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forecast with
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schreier. this is good morning iowa." sabrina: record setting december rains turned the holidays into a wet one for the metro. but while the flood waters may be receding, a section of george flagg parkway, some local parks and trails remain closed due to flooding. that includes gray's lake park and the principal riverwalk. as well as the simon estes amphitheater. walnut creek simon estes amphitheater. walnut creek park has reopened. sabrina: anchor toss to wx sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: the forecast is going to be wet and likely a bit snowy today, but it all depends on where you are in iowa. we are in for a cloudy and gloomy day with highs climbing into the mid 40s following our mild morning. rain will be moving through iowa during the morning hours and into the afternoon, but a cold front following the back side of this rain in western iowa will try
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see a rain/snow mix to some snow showers mainly in western to central iowa during the afternoon with about 1 to 2" possible mainly in western iowa, but some snow could fall in des moines. we will be dry this evening but falling very cold and windy with lows falling to the 20s and near 30 here in the metro. thursday there is still a small chance for a few flurries and snow showers, but accumulations would be very minimal and likely limited to grassy areas. rain returns late on christmas evening lasting into saturday. we are now looking fairly cold to end the weekend with a significant snow possible leading into early next week. temperatures should fall cold and closer to average during the remainder of next
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sam toss back. sabrina: trending now...the numbers behind santa's ride... numbers behind santa's ride... sabrina: as jolly old saint nick prepares for his trip round the world tomorrow night, some wonder what it takes to fuel that sleigh, in case the reindeer call in sick. to make the rounds on christmas eve, santa claus would need around 45 million
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fuel for his annual voyage. and that much jet fuel would cost about 54 million dollars. just so you know, about eight gallons of oil goes towards making a gallon of jet fuel. and santa needs to travel about 226 million miles to deliver all the presents to the world's children. all: (reax) sabrina elias: we have more good morning iowa coming up right after the break... but first here's what's coming up on "good morning america."
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are iowa." sabrina: a former homeless man and his beloved dog are together again after the dog ran away. the dubuque humane society and friends at the dubuque rescue mission helped reunite the pair. they're making sure the two don't get separated again. katie wiedemann has the story. " they say dogs have a certain intuition about their owners. curt curiel has multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, he says his 12 year old dog, sassy, anticipates every move he makes. "right before i am getting ready to have a seizure she'll start whining and crying." curt recently fell on
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nursing home and he became homeless. so when his companion vanished from a bus stop, curt was devastated. "i had all the bus drivers out looking for him. and i figured if they couldn't find them, no one could. " but someone did. a good samaritan found sassy and took her to the dubuque humane society. meanwhile, curt's friends at the rescue mission posted information on facebook about this missing dog. that post was shared more than 300 times. staff at the humane society saw the post and made the connection. maria benham dubuque humane society "because it was a city stray, there was an impound fee as well as a care fee and a vaccination fee. we also gave sassy a micro-chip in case she's ever lost again." after learning of curt's circumstances, the staff pooled their money to cover all the costs. and brought sassy and curt back together. "for lack of a better word, it was amazing. "
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together is just a great home for the holidays story. "" all: (reax) sabrina time for another short break...but before we go let's get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at west mixmaster [current conditions] sam says ??? he's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast next... good morning iowa continues after this!
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most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam
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independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green the forecast is going to be wet and likely a bit snowy today, but it all depends on where you are in iowa. we are in for a cloudy and gloomy day with highs climbing into the mid 40s following our mild morning. rain will be
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hours and into the afternoon, but a cold front following the back side of this rain in western iowa will try and turn that rain into snow. we will likely see a rain/snow mix to some snow showers mainly in western to central iowa during the afternoon with about 1 to 2" possible mainly in western iowa,
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will be dry this evening but falling very cold and windy with lows falling to the 20s and near 30 here in the metro. thursday there is still a small chance for a few flurries and snow showers, but accumulations would be very minimal and likely limited to grassy areas. rain returns late on christmas evening lasting into saturday. we are now looking fairly cold to end the weekend with a significant snow possible leading into early next week. temperatures should fall cold and closer to average during the remainder of next week. sam toss back. sabrina elias: a final look at the top five... all the news you need to know before you head the top five... all the news you
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out the door... right after this. sabrina: elias: let's get a final
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sabrina: a wild scene near the drake campus tuesday, where cops say a drunk driver rammed into cars along carpenter and forest avenues. this is the moment when the guy's minivan finally hits a power pole and the whole things comes to an end. at least eight cars were hit, but no one was hurt. sabrina: elias: in the number two spot this morning... sabrina: the family of sam kemp continues their search for answers in his death. mothers against violence joined kemp's family last night outside of the polk county courthouse. they are calling on the police for answers in how the des moines teen ended up dead in a pond near granger last week. they are asking for a second autopsy to be done. sabrina: elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door...
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army sergeant bowe bergdahl spent tuesday in court, as he faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. bergdahl was captured and held by the taliban until a prisoner exchange orchestrated by president obama last year. the army has debated what to do, whether he shoukd get jail time or a court martial for walking awa from his post. another hearing is scheduled for january. sabrina: elias: number four... sabrina: the search for more than 70 people continues in china, where a massive landslide sunday trapped them beneath a pile of construction waste and other debris. overnight, rescue workers pulled out a young man who had been trapped beneath the rubble for 60 hours. so far only one casualty has been reported. sabrina: elias: and finally... you'll want to know about this story in the big five... sabrina: record setting december rains turned the holidays into a wet one for the metro. but while the flood waters may be receding, a section of george flagg parkway, some local parks and trails remain closed due to flooding. that includes gray's lake park and the principal
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as well as the simon estes amphitheater. walnut creek park has reopened. sabrina elias: sam is in with a final look at central iowa's most accurate forecast... sam final weather adlib the forecast is going to be wet and likely a bit snowy today, but it all depends on where you are in iowa. we are in for a cloudy and gloomy day with highs climbing into the mid 40s following our mild morning. rain will be moving through iowa during the morning hours and into the afternoon, but a cold front following the back side of this rain in western iowa will try and turn that rain into snow. we will likely see a rain/snow mix to some snow showers mainly in western to central iowa during the afternoon with about 1 to 2" possible mainly in western iowa, but some snow could fall in des moines. we will be dry this evening but falling very cold and windy with lows falling to the 20s and near 30 here in the metro. thursday there is still a small chance for a few flurries and snow showers, but accumulations would be very minimal and likely limited to grassy areas. rain returns late on christmas evening lasting into saturday. we are now looking fairly cold to end the weekend with a significant snow possible leading into early next week. temperatures should fall cold and closer to average during the remainder of next week. sabrina elias: thanks for watching! good morning america starts right now. have a good day
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